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Venus Ginés is a breast cancer survivor and patient advocate. In 1997, she founded Dia de la Mujer Latina (DML), the first non-traditional culturally relevant Latino family health fiesta. DML is now a national non-profit organization committed to the medically underserved Latina community, promoting culturally and linguistically proficient health education, early detection screening, culturally-tailored preventive programs for chronic and communicable diseases, and access to clinical trials. DML trains Latinos to become Promotores (Community Health Workers) and Patient Navigators. Ms. Ginés is an Instructor in Cultural Competence and Health Literacy at Baylor College of Medicine. Ms. Ginés earned a B.A. from California State University and an M.A. from Georgia State University.


Comparative Effectiveness Research: Venus Gines of Dia de la Mujer Latina

Venus Ginés | October 10, 2012
As a patient advocate, it's always good to know what the best treatment options are for our patients. As we continue to see so much fraud in research, there is mistrust about validity of data and the research itself relative to particular at-risk communities.